"Xinchào!TôiđếntừSaoHoả."

Translation:Hello! I come from Mars.

2 years ago

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This is a Chinese calque; Mars in Chinese is literally ‘fire star’, 火星

  • Mandarin: Huǒxīng
  • Cantonese: fó sīng

The Hoả part is obviously borrowed.

More on this here.

2 years ago

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When I was in the army (I’m from Israel) I once tricked my particularly stupid colleague into thinking I was from Mars. Yes, really.

EDIT: More on this here.

2 years ago

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Do the Martians speak Vietnamese?

1 year ago

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Nope, Cantonese.

1 year ago
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